danijelzi - 12:52 pm on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
things are just TOO f*cked up for google to just leave it like that
I'm also thinking the same way.
This morning I did a search of a keyword (a SKU of a newly launched product) and on the first SERP page are:
- official product page on manufacturer's site (#4)
- related product pages on three well ranked major retailers (#1, #3, #5)
- two pages on price comparison sites with almost no content (#9, #10)
- a MFA site with specs of the product only (and the specs are not correct) (#2!)
- two scrapper sites (#7, #8)
Interesting part is that content of the two scrapper sites is taken and shorten from a relevant site, which is now on #3 of the second SERP page.
I really think that things can stay too long this way.
This is very similar to something that I experienced a couple of years ago (I think it was 2006), after an algo update. The results were nonsense and my site was affected, but after a month and a half I think after the update, everything got back to "normal" without any intervention on the site.